List of all U-boats

U-1024

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down20 May 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 224)
Launched3 May 1944
Commissioned28 Jun 1944Kptlt. Hans Joachim Gutteck
Commanders
28 Jun 1944 - 12 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Gutteck
Career
1 patrol
28 Jun 1944-31 Jan 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-12 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,200 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

Captured on 12 April, 1945 in the Irish Sea south of Isle of Man, in position 53.39N, 05.03W by the British frigates HMS Loch Glendhu and HMS Loch More. The frigates attempted to tow her to port but the boat sank while underway on 13 April, 1945. 9 dead and 37 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-1024 - View the 1 war patrol

After successful attacking the convoy BB-80, U-1024 was located by HMS Loch Glendhu, which forced the boat to the surface by a Squid attack. The frigates of the 8th EG opened fire and HMS Loch Achray dropped depth charges until the Germans abandoned ship. It was reported that the commander had been wounded by gunfire and then shot himself. A boarding party from HMS Loch More recovered valuable documents and the frigate then took the boat in tow, but it foundered the next day.

Attacks on this boat and other events

7 Apr 1945
After a successful attack on convoy HX 346, the escorts attacked U-1024 but without result. The boat sat on the bottom in a hollow until the hunt was called off. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 669)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1024 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Man riding a Broom

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel